Geographic

  • Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    … be to abstain and to allow friendly third-party governments to roadblock consensus, perhaps by emphasizing the importance of ICANN being seen to accountable in the post-transition world. Anyway, this is just my gut premonition on how this could play out, based on the track records of ICANN and the GAC. If ICANN can be relied on for anything, it’s to never make a decision on something today if it can be put off until tomorrow. Tweet Tagged: amazon, brazil, gac, geographic, ICANN, montevideo, new gTLDs, peru …

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  • Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers

    … Governments are toying with the idea of asking ICANN for greater powers over gTLDs that match their geographic features. The names of rivers, mountains, forests and towns could be protected under ideas bandied around at the ICANN 57 meeting in India today. The Governmental Advisory Committee held a session this morning to discuss expanding…

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  • DCA fails .africa evaluation

    … ruling stating that ICANN erred by accepting the advice with no explanation, compelling ICANN to put the DCA application back into evaluation. After a six-month review, the Geographic Names Panel has now concluded that, duh, nobody supports DCA’s bid. ICANN has now changed the status of DCA’s application from “Not Approved” to “Will Not Proceed…

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